News & Articles - volunteering

  • Great events start with great engagement – even on a volunteer committee

    The typical experience of a volunteer committee unfolds as predictably as if scripted. A table is filled with enthusiastic committee members. A gung-ho committee chair. Possibly cupcakes. Then just as predictably, members drop off one by one. Other priorities, apathy and life take over. With event day looming, the few remaining end up with lion’s share of work. Sadly, a once enthusiastic crew can succumb to dysfunction and under-performance. Thankfully, there are volunteer committees that are getting it right. They…

    Meeting Community, Special Events & Conferences

  • Volunteer engagement: Eight tips for creating a good time onsite

    Working in the not-for-profit management world, we simply could not operate within the organizations we work with without volunteers. Giving your volunteers a great onsite experience by keeping them engaged and happy at your events is one way to recognize and acknowledge their time commitment, contributions and support to volunteer-run organizations – because after all, they are critical to the success of your event. Before we run through this list, ask yourself, who are your volunteers? What do they expect…

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